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Researchers develop RISC-V chip for anti-quantum encryption

A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Designed a quantum cryptographic chip Designed to meet the security needs of the quantum computing revolution. The RISC-V chip has been manufactured according to the design of researchers and is intended to be a proof-of-work concept for protecting systems from attacks based on quantum computing, which is generally considered to be one of the most important security frontiers in the future. In addition to the RISC-V-based hardware implementation (including ASIC and FPGA structures), the researchers also developed 29 additional instructions for the architecture to enable the required workload to be processed correctly on-chip.

Traditional cryptography is usually based on the fact that the sender and receiver hold the same “unlock” key for any given encrypted data. Over time, the length of these keys (which may include letters, numbers, and special characters) has increased, with the increase in the performance of the hardware available in the field of general computing. The idea is to prevent brute force attacks, which will only try enough character combinations so that they can eventually find the correct answer to unlock the encrypted message content. Given a large enough security key (and also depending on the encryption protocol used), it is almost impossible for current hardware to try enough combinations in a short enough time-even if the latest GPUs support extreme parallelism to make the effort worthwhile.

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